Italy prop Andrea Lovotti received a red card on Friday for a nasty tip take on South Africa number eight Duane Vermeulen but fans are now questioning why only one player was sent off.
Fellow Italian prop Nicola Quaglio was also involved in the tackle, which saw Vermeulen land on his head shortly after the half time break.
So do we think this should have been 2 red cards for the Italians as they both look to blame to me with equal force? pic.twitter.com/zbUL2UT0fz
— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) October 4, 2019
World Rugby has since announced that both players will attend a disciplinary hearing in Tokyo on 6 October.
The Springboks scored a further five tries following Lovotti’s departure and the game ended 49-3 to South Africa. Full match highlights and reaction to the incident is available below:
— Tommy Bowe (@TommyBowe) October 4, 2019
— Leonard Solms (@LeonSolms) October 4, 2019
Both Andrea Lovotti and Nicola Quaglio have been cited for the double-tackle on Duane Vermeulen yesterday that resulted in Lovotti being sent off. Conor O’Shea admitted after the game he thought it might be double-red after seeing the replay. #RWC2019
— Bryan Ray (@raysrugby) October 5, 2019
“It could have easily been two red cards.” – @dallaglio8
— ITV Rugby (@ITVRugby) October 4, 2019
— Tom Parry-Jones (@tomparryjones) October 4, 2019